These dolls are from the estate of my grandmother who was a doll maker and collector. They have only been used for display and have been carefully stored for over 20 years. This adorable pair are named Vanika and Tanika. They were made in the Soviet Union in the 1920's or 30's.The heads are stockinette cloth over molded plaster with painted features. The hands and feet are stockinette over padded wire frames. They wear their original layers of peasant clothing and woven straw shoes with laced and padded stockings.
The 9 male (Tanika) has a red and white tunic over gray wool knickers, topped with a navy pea coat. His billed hat is slightly frayed on the edge but in overall great shape for its age. The sweet little girl (Vanika) has applied hair, a red ribbon, and a polka dot scarf. She is 8 tall and wears a peasant print skirt with straps and a yellow apron with a peasant blouse. She has a flannel underskirt and pantaloons.They come as a pair. The item "Antique Ethnic Peasant Stockinette Face Russian Masha Dolls-Vanika and Tanika" is in sale since Friday, November 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Type\Cultures & Ethnicities". The seller is "otims" and is located in Eugene, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.